Banner image

Author

James Crawley

James Crawley writes

Posted Saturday, April 13th 2019

Kalas hails ‘unbelievable’ O’Leary

Knowing a defence can trust the goalkeeper behind them is vital for any team and Tomas Kalas was quick to heap praise on young Max O’Leary on Saturday afternoon.

The young shotstopper pulled off a number of stops to thwart Aston Villa, including a handful of point blank-range reaction saves.

While Villa held out to win 2-1, as Famara Diédhiou’s bicycle kick halved the deficit, City centre-back Kalas said O’Leary was his man of the match.

“He was unbelievable,” Kalas told BCTV. “It was a perfect performance from him. He kept us in the game not once or twice, but three, four or five fantastic times and he was our man of the match.”

It was another display where City pushed to get something from the game in what was an attack-minded match at Villa Park.

Kalas added: “We never do [give up]. There have been many games where we have been down and turned the game around or at least got a draw. There are some games where we have even lost and today was one of them.”

And the centre-back also had his say on two key incidents, which saw Andreas Weimann have a goal crossed out for offside and a Tammy Abraham penalty.

“I don’t want to excuse us or say things shouldn’t or should have happened, but especially Andi’s disallowed goal should have been allowed, anyone can look at what happened with the penalty. I don’t want to blame anyone but I don’t think it should have happened either.

“Then they scored the two goals and it can be difficult to concentrate when that happens. It’s difficult to come into the game but we did and we tried to give it a go. In the end it’s ended 2-1 to them.”

Latest News

Highlights: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s

Highlights: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s

Posted: Monday, May 17th 2021

City support #HerGameToo campaign

City support #HerGameToo campaign

Posted: Monday, May 17th 2021

FIT ROBINS is back!

FIT ROBINS is back!

Posted: Saturday, May 15th 2021

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

LIVE! Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby
Rugby icon

LIVE! Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby

Follow all the action LIVE from Ashton Gate as Bristol Bears face Gloucester Rugby in round 19 of the Gallagher Premiership.

Posted: Monday, May 17th 2021 • Rugby

Download FREE digital matchday programme
Rugby icon

Download FREE digital matchday programme

Download our FREE digital matchday programme for the Gallagher Premiership clash with Gloucester at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Monday, May 17th 2021 • Rugby

Gate Guide: Gloucester Rugby - Gallagher Premiership
Rugby icon

Gate Guide: Gloucester Rugby - Gallagher Premiership

Bristol Bears are in Gallagher Premiership action versus Gloucester Rugby on Monday (7.45pm KO).

Posted: Monday, May 17th 2021 • Rugby

Match preview: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership
Rugby icon

Match preview: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Everything you need to know ahead of the round 19 Gallagher Premiership clash with Gloucester at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Monday, May 17th 2021 • Rugby

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby
Rugby icon

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby

Fans will return to Ashton Gate for the first time since March 2020 when Bears host Gloucester on Monday (7.45pm KO).

Posted: Sunday, May 16th 2021 • Rugby